National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance,
PRESS RELEASE-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2012
FOURTEEN ACTIVISTS ARRESTED AT NSA ARE TO BE ARRAIGNED
WHO: The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore is a part of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR], and Pledge members have been active with Occupation
NCNR sent a letter, signed by thirty people from around the country, to Lt. Gen. Alexander requesting a meeting. Approximately 25 people, most of them from the occupation of Freedom Square, went to the NSA with a copy of the letter on October 9, 2011.
WHAT: Representatives of the NSA Police said it was not possible to arrange a meeting with the general. An NSA public relations officer told the group to leave
Each of the arrested received three citations: “entering a military, naval or Coast Guard property,” “disturbances on protected property, “ and control of activities on protected property.” These are federal charges, and now the activists are scheduled to be arraigned.
WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2012
WHERE: U.S District Court, Courtroom 7C,
WHY: A great concern is the NSA’s involvement in the illegal war and occupation of
In 2008, Congress passed an unconstitutional domestic wiretapping bill — the FISA Amendments Act — allowing the NSA to spy on Americans' international phone calls and emails. While the American Civil Liberties
The citizen activists who went to
"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs